ESA: 2013 Data on Video game Consumption
Doubt that the decline in sales is a bubble about to burst. Mobile platforms may be a factor, but we are also in the last few months of the current console generation. Lots of gamers saving their $$$ for a PS4 or Xbox One?
The Entertainment Software Association, one of the foremost collectors of data on the video game industry, has released their 2013 data about video game consumption and use. It’s some pretty nifty information on gamers, their buying habits, and their make-up. In terms of sociology and video games, this is the bee’s knees (That’s a good thing, right?)
Let’s talk about some of the more interesting findings.
58% of American play video games:Look to your left, look to your right. Chances are the person sitting next to you is a gamer. This means that gamers are no longer in the minority. Like it or not, if you’re an American you’re most likely at least a little bit of a gamer. While this statistic doesn’t go into how it defines gamers, it shows that playing video games is now a hobby or activity that most Americans partake in.
45% of Gamers…
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